The 19th and final part of Winfried and Barbara Junge's monumental Children Of Golzow chronicle, ...they're living happily ever after. The Children of Golzow, is one of four world premieres being shown as Special Screenings in this year's Forum programme of the Berlinale.
The Junges' longest-lasting observation in film history - with an entry in the Guinness Book of Records - was launched in 1961 shortly after the construction of the Berlin Wall and has documented changes in the lives of villagers from Golzow in the Oderbruch region over the past 46 years. The final instalment portrays four of the children who started school in 1961 and are still living in the village.
The section's other world premieres are of Heiko Kalmbach's personal portrait of the star photographer Wolfgang Tillmans in If One Thing Matters - A Film About Wolfgang Tillmans, experimental filmmakers Michael Auder and Andrew Neel's The Feature, and Filipino director Khavn De La Cruz's The Muzzled Horse of an Engineer in Search of Mechanical Saddles about the sexual obsessions of a fired engineer.
In addition, the Forum will be showing restored versions of Charles Burnett's 1983 film My Brother's Wedding, which was lost for more than two decades, and Kent Mackenzie's 1961 feature The Exiles about the life of Native Americans in the big city, as well as a new print of Dusan Makavejev's subversive classic W.R. - Misterije Organizma from 1971 to tie-in with a master class the veteran director will be giving at this year's Berlinale Talent Campus.
The Special Screenings of the 38th Forum are:
they're living happily ever after. The Children of Golzow by Winfried Junge, Barbara Junge, Germany
The Exiles by Kent Mackenzie, US
The Feature by Michael Auder, Andrew Neel, US
If One Thing Matters - A Film About Wolfgang Tillmans by Heiko Kalmbach, Germany
The Muzzled Horse of an Engineer in Search of Mechanical Saddles by Khavn De La Cruz, The Philippines My Brother's Wedding by Charles Burnett, US/Germany
Obcan Havel by Pavel Koutecky, Miroslav Janek, Czech Republic
RR by James Benning,
Wonderful Town by Aditya Assarat, Thailand
W.R. - Misterije organizma by Dusan Makavejev, Yugoslavia/Germany